Beyonce

Beyonce

Actor
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Life Story

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of Louisiana Creolean & African descent.

She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston. One of her favorite songs is "Lovefool" by The Cardigans. Her favorite item of clothing is a pair of path work metallic boots. She writes & produces many of the group's songs, including smash hits "Jumpin Jumpin", "Bootylicious", "Nasty Girl", "Independent Women", "Happy Face" and "Apple Pie a la mode".

Family

Jay Z (4 April 2008 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia

Lead singer of the singing group Destiny's Child.
Toured with Christina Aguilera as her opening act (2000).
Toured with TLC as their opening act (1999).
Has a cat named Master P
Attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.
Older sister of singer Solange.
Once appeared on Star Search (1983).
In 2001, she became the first African-American woman to ever win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.
Is a huge fan of Middle Eastern music and dance.
Her biggest hit to date is song "Crazy in Love" (2003).
The Radio Music Awards, MTV Europe Video Music Awards and Billboard Awards are among the awards shows she has performed on in 2003. She also performed at a South African AIDS benefit show in November 2003, organized by Bono of U2 to combat the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
(February 8, 2004) Won five Grammy Awards, including Best Contemporary R&B Album for "Dangerously in Love", she took home the most awards for this year's (2004) show.
Her father has African-American ancestry and her mother has Louisiana Creole (African, Native American, French, and smaller amounts of Irish and Spanish) ancestry.
Has been quoted as saying that to get over her shyness she developed a stage persona named "Sasha".
Was voted number 1 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Her favorite rapper is Wyclef Jean.
She and Jay Z are buying a house in Miami as well as in London, England.

Personal Quotes 

There's plenty of days when I'm like "Oh God, why?". But that's just life. It's every job, not just mine. Every moment is not perfect. But it's definitely more good times than bad. You can't even compare. And when I'm on stage it feels incredible. There are certain nights that you know you hit that crazy note and you know that spin spinned extra fast. And you look out and people are just into it and you've worked so hard and now it's paying off and you can see why you dedicated your life to this.
[on comparisons to J-Lo] It doesn't annoy me, no, because I respect J-Lo. I like her, I think she's great. And I know that I'm over a decade younger than her, it's so flattering that I'm so young and people are comparing me to someone who has accomplished so much. But I don't think I'm like anyone else and really, I'd rather not be compared to anyone else.
[on her song "Bootylicious"] I wrote that because, at the time, I'd gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn't be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun and the song was just telling everyone just forget what people are saying, you're bootylicious. That's all. It's a celebration of curves and a celebration of women's bodies.
Who I am on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life. But I don't see that having a sexy image when you are on stage means that you don't love God. No one knows what I'm really like from that. I like to walk around with bare feet and I don't like to comb my hair. I'm always so glammed up and so diva on stage and that's what they see. People don't understand that... No one knows my personal relationship with God and it's not up to me to prove that to anyone.
For me, it's about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me, is something deeply personal. It's where I came from, my family, I was brought up in a religious household and that's very important to me. But I understand the mentality of people. I know that people judge others based on certain things. I know how celebrities really are. I've done it too. You meet people - rock stars, rappers, whoever - who you have seen on television and you go into their homes and they are regular people, just like everyone else.
[When asked about the disbanding of Destiny's Child] Not because one person wants to go solo. Or not because we don't like each other. Or because we're not selling records anymore. But because it has to end at a certain point. (June 2005)
We all have our imperfections. But I'm human and you know, it's important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.
One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative - creativity can't be judged.

Filmography

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